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Sport lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat
Sport lacks future 'star', says Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat

A stark warning about the future direction of the men`s game was issued on Tuesday by two of badminton’s recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships.

Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying
Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying

India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.

Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade
Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade

Lin Dan`s return to the All-England Open for the first time in three years on Wednesday should show, despite his spasmodic appearances these days, that he is still the world`s best player.

Returning Lin Dan chases sixth All-England title
Returning Lin Dan chases sixth All-England title

Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport`s oldest tournament begins on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap chase 'dream' All England championship title
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap chase 'dream' All England championship title

 After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open
Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open

Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Thursday.

Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open
Ashwini Ponappa's mixed doubles campaign ends in German Open

 India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament following defeat against third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, here.

Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters
Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here on Wednesday.

Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open
Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open

A year ago Arvind Bhat had turned back the clock to win the German Open and the senior Indian shuttler will hope to produce another age-defying exploit when he look to defend his title in the Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Mulheim an der Ruhr, starting on Tuesday.

Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12
Parupalli ​Kashyap rises to World No.12

Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.

Critics wrote me off, says India GPG champion P Kashyap
Critics wrote me off, says India GPG champion P Kashyap

 After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silent the critics after been "written off".

Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title
Syed Modi GP: Saina Nehwal retains crown, P Kashyap wins men's singles title

 Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to defeat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title, while Parupalli Kashyap beat K Srikanth in an all-India final to win men's singles crown of the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title

Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.

Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach final, Sindhu ousted in Lucknow
Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach final, Sindhu ousted in Lucknow

 It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus P V Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here.

Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi International Badminton tournament
Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi International Badminton tournament

Defending champion Saina Nehwal is just one step away from retaining her women's singles title, while world No. 5 Indian K Srikanth too reached the finals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis at Syed Modi
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis at Syed Modi

Defending champion Saina Nehwal inched closer to retaining her women's singles title, while other top Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu, also made it to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal reaches World No. 3, PV Sindhu back in top 10
Saina Nehwal reaches World No. 3, PV Sindhu back in top 10

Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu rose to the third and ninth spots respectively but K Srikanth slipped to world number five in the latest BWF rankings issued on Thursday.

Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton
Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth & Kashyap enter 2nd round in Lucknow
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth & Kashyap enter 2nd round in Lucknow

 Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi International GP
Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi International GP

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow.